Olympians and Paralympian Launch 'Gold Medal Takeover' of Stanley Park

1,000 Gold Medals to be Given Away to Celebrate the Opening of the Richmond Olympic Experience

RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - On Saturday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Canadian Olympic gold medalist Ben Rutledge (rowing), Olympic bronze medalist Brent Hayden (swimming), Olympic bronze medalists Emily Zurrer and Brittany Baxter (Timko) of the Women's National Soccer Team, plus three-time Paralympian Matt Hallat (para-alpine skiing) will be on hand to distribute 1,000 gold medals to kids and kids at heart in Stanley Park.

The fun, replica gold medals are being distributed to raise awareness of the Richmond Olympic Experience (ROX) – the most interactive sport attraction in North America – set to open to the public on November 28th, 2015 with Richmond residents receiving early access from November 21 to 24th during Community ROX Days presented by the Richberry Group. Details available at theROX.ca.

What:

Olympians to distribute 1,000 gold medals to the public



When:

Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Who:

Ben Rutledge, Olympic Gold Medalist (Rowing) 


Brent Hayden, Olympic Bronze Medalist (Swimming)


Emily Zurrer and Brittany Baxter (Timko), Olympic Bronze Medalists (soccer)


Matt Hallat, three-time Paralympian (Para-Alpine Skiing)



Where:

Stanley Park, 845 Avison Way near the Vancouver Aquarium 



Images:

Images of Ben Rutledge, Brent Hayden, Emily Zurrer, Brittany Baxter, Matt Hallat and the gold medals available here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/flXG3

About the ROX
The Richmond Olympic Experience (the "ROX") is the first member of the Olympic Museums Network to be located in North America and one of the most interactive sport attractions in the world. On world-class sport simulators, guests to the ROX can feel the rush as they fly off an Olympic ski jump, paddle down a raging white-water kayak course, carve the perfect line in a sit-ski slalom race, and zip along at incredible speeds on the Vancouver 2010 bobsleigh track. Providing truly engaging exhibitions and experiences, the ROX will take visitors on the Journey of Transformation from dreaming child to world-class athlete competing on the international stage.

SOURCE Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation

For further information: Media Contact: Aran Kay, Program Manager, Marketing and Communications, Richmond Olympic Oval, 778.296.1441, akay@richmondoval.ca

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